Assumption BVM Church to re-enact 1913 procession

On August 10, 1913, the people of St. Adalbert’s Parish in Grand Rapids, having just completed a magnificent church building, gave the Catholic farmers of Belmont their old wooden church building. For the next few months, the people transported the disassembled church pieces by horse and wagon along the muddy West River Road to an […]

Rockford Area Historical Society News & Update August 8, 2013

Terry Konkle – President The memorial to Jerry Fox last Sunday in Owosso, Michigan was truly a tribute to a fine man who was such a powerful influence on our town and the people of our area. It was well attended, and he would have been proud of his family members and others who spoke […]

Rockford Community Garden grows with help of Lions and wolves

Plots are sold-out for third straight year By BETH ALTENA There is always something growing on in the Rockford Public School’s Community Garden, and this year the Lions have proved their thumbs are green with a large new plot grown to serve the needy. Nancy Seeley said the forty raised garden beds out behind the […]

Area families enjoyed first-ever Rhino Challenge event

By Cindy M. Cranmer   Organizers are considering The Rhino Challenge an “extreme success” as families got outside having fun and being challenged by the obstacles of the 5K course and raising more than $1,100 for charities in the process. More than 425 people enjoyed a sunny day at the obstacle course recently, according to […]

Brain Fitness first in 2013 Chamber University series

Use it or lose it true in mental wellbeing By BETH ALTENA “What we are doing is really about learning what is going on in our brains, improving thinking and development,” said Greg Mutch, of Thought Design in downtown Rockford. The business was host to the new lunchtime format for Rockford Chamber University events. On […]